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Moon phase on 26 March 2009 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | March 2009

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 26 March 2009 at 16:06 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2009 after 14 days on 9 April 2009 at 14:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2009 at 14:34
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 9 April 2009 at 14:56
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2009 at 03:23

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 114 / 1067

At 16:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes is the length of new lunation 114. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 115 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2009 at 13:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 385 254 km

Moon is 385 254 km (239 386 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 014 km (229 916 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 22 March 2009 at 02:12 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2009 at 05:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.896°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.780° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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